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Lower the retirement age to 59

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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 08:41 AM
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It just occurred to me that some of the most valuable life skills, as well as work skills are being lost by not fully utilizing the generation ahead of us, and their many years of experience.

I believe this would be a huge job stimulus plan, and for the return, wouldn't be that costly.

Here goes...

Lower the retirement age, as an option of course,to 59.
Pay out half of monthly benefits and allow the other half to be earned by working in high schools across the country.

Classrooms would be inundated with valuable, knowledgable, mature responsible people. Ones who have the most experience in their given fields. Be it welding, plumbing, electrical, artist, musicians, bank teller, they all have a great wealth of knowledge to share with the youth of our country.

It would free up jobs and those in their 30's-40's could move up to take their places, thus opening up vast amounts of entry level jobs which they, the early retiree , are helping to train.

The circle of life...this is almost too easy. I think it would work.
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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 09:05 AM
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I think minimal age for retirement should be 60 but soon it will be 70.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 09:08 AM
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Those people working in high-schools you speak of are called teachers...

And the ones that are unfortunate to work in areas where the the economy is @ its worst,
are being laid off because of budget constraints...

don't get me wrong, I'm all about early retirement

but I think your plan needs... well a bit more thought



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 09:12 AM
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I certainly mean in addition to teachers. And the money saved at the federal and state level, usually given out as grants to proprietary schools would more than recoup the money to pay teacher as well as their new assistants...the retiree.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 09:20 AM
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Average social security pay out per month...1770.00 roughly.
Half of that....900.00 roughly.
ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov...

4 billion in 2010 to propriotary schools.
ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov...

I have given it much thought...did you?

That's 4.5 million assistants...roughly.
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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 09:45 AM
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Unemployment cost , so far 319 billion....let's just for fun, say this program saves half of that...and cuts the unemployment rate to 5%.

There's another 160 billion...all for education of the new work force.
ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov...
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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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And soon will be never.
Just work cradle to grave...I guess that is what we are in for in the not so distant future.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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New York City may have to lay off 15,000 teachers: mayor

Update: N.C. schools laid off hundreds of teachers

Milwaukee schools to lay off 354 teachers

Union Estimates 19,000 Teacher Layoff Slips So Far In California

I think those are just the first 4 returns on my search
there are many more of the same type article dealing with different
locations throughout the country .....

so these early retiree's you wanna plug into schools to help teach
they gonna do it for free..? or for a piece of stale bread & a glass of water




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